News for Thursday, September 19, 2013


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Riverdale coach to face former team

Riverdale coach to face former team

Terry Herrod does admit that there is a deep emotional attachment for tonight’s game against Dutchtown.

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Lady Cards to face top competition

Jonesboro volleyball coach Dan Maehlman has a pretty good hunch that his team has made some big strides since the beginning of the season.

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Jonesboro must play with some urgency

Jonesboro coach Tim Floyd didn’t come out and say it, but he certainly alluded to it earlier this week.

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ROBINSON: Obama needs to stand his ground

Republicans in the House are like a bunch of 3-year-olds playing with matches. Their hapless leaders don’t have the sense to scold them and send them to their rooms — which means President Obama has to be the disciplinarian in this dysfunctional family.

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STOVALL: Time for playmakers and contenders to emerge

For as long as I’ve been following football, I’ve heard coaches say that the biggest improvement their teams make is between their first and second games.

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Shrimp gone wild in the Golden Isles

So when shrimp go wild at a big festival, what exactly do they flash?

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Davenport hosting veterans appreciation event Saturday

Who says you have to wait until Veterans Day to recognize the contributions of former military service men and women?

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BOC let assistant DA request die

Lawson said position needed for efficiency

A request to make a small structure change to increase the efficiency of District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson’s office died Tuesday without a vote from the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

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State won’t demolish 42 homes for road widening afterall

Many of the people who were facing the loss of their homes because of a plan to widen McDonough Road will get to stay put after all, a Georgia Department of Transportation official has confirmed.

Attorney hosts Stand Your Ground talk at Clayton State

School Notebook 9-20-13

Attorney Herbert Adams will be returning to Clayton State University today to facilitate a “New York Times Talk” on the so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws as part of the university’s Constitution Week events.

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Fallen Clayton County officer honored by Georgia Wounded Heores

McDONOUGH — The sound of feet striking the pavement and motorcycle engines roaring to life broke the early morning silence Saturday as men and women united in honor of Georgia’s wounded heroes.

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Southern Belle Farm kicking off fall season

McDONOUGH — With the promise of chocolate milk and Oreo cookies, more than dozen piglets take to the race track at Southern Belle Farm’s Oinker Stadium.

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Burke gets Morrow cooking

Morrow Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke sticks his hand in a pot during a cooking demonstration Saturday at the Morrow Tourist Center’s weekly Morrow Market Days.

Secretary of State encourages citizens to register to vote

We are glad to see Georgia Secretary of State Brain Kemp adding his voice to the National Association of Secretaries of State across the nation in reminding citizens that September is National Voter Registration Month.

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Donations still needed for shelter’s yard sale

Clayton County Humane Society shelter staff member Keith Hunt gives a treat to Shadow, an 11-and-a-half-year-old lab mix, in the shelter’s dog yard Sept. 11.

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Celebrating the weekend warriors in America

The successful “weekend warrior” tends to do their homework, watching multiple YouTube videos, pricing out costs, weighing all options and then methodically implementing a well thought out course of action.

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Union Grove JROTC cadets help HOPE Park

The young cadets aggressively broke up soil and tore weeds from the raised beds at the HOPE Park Community Garden.

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Higher public safety director qualifications rejected

Clayton County commissioners were split Tuesday over an effort to raise the qualifications for four public safety-related department head positions to require college educations and the proposed changes failed as a result.

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Clear as a bell: Hearing loss not obstacle to success

Hearing loss no obstacle to firefighter’s success

Like many mothers of firefighters, Toni Duncan worries about her daughter at the beginning of each shift and breathes a sigh of blessed relief at the end, knowing she is safe and sound in her own bed.

Commissioners weighing SPLOST manager job

Clayton County may bring in some help to clear out a backlog of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax projects, including a few approved by voters nearly a decade ago.

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Forest Park accepts award

Forest Park accepts award.